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for the american people. opposition mounts to the nsa's mass collection of the phone records of millions of americans, the guardian reveals the existence of another secret contractxkeyscore, the barely everything the user does on the internet including e- mail, online chats, and browsing history. we will speak to spencer ackerman and longtime innocent expert journalist james bamford. his most recent article is headlined, "they know much more than you think." >> they claim we are only doing international, only doing foreign communications. when you're asking for local phone calls throughout the united states, everybody in the united states on a daily basis, where is the truth in all of these claims? >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the sentencing hearing for army whistleblower bradley manning began wednesday with a prosecution witness undermining the state's own claims manning's disclosures to wikileaks harm the united states. on wednesday, retired brigadier general robert carr, who oversaw the pentagon
snowden temporary asylum, the nsa surveillance program is coming under increasing criticism in washington from an unlikely bipartisan coalition. we will speak with republican huggers member thomas massie of kentucky and democratic congressman or her john conyers of michigan on their efforts to tracking everyom phone call in the united states. >> it is my fear that we are on the verge of becoming a surveillance state, collecting billions of electronic records on law-abiding americans every single day. >> then, a national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors spreads across 7 cities. [indiscernible] we cannot support our families on what we make. workerill speak with one who went on strike. he is a father of three who works at both burger king and pizza hut. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national se
, the nsa's own internal audit reveals the agency has broken its own privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year. then we go to cairo where the muslim brotherhood has called for a day of rage after more than 600 people were killed on wednesday. >> the one thing people will not stand for in the long term is to have this kind of regressive security state inflicted upon them. once the targets of this authoritarian apparatus moves away from the islamists and starts imposing itself on other parts of egyptian society, then perhaps,e might see, once again a popular uprising against that kind of crackdown. >> we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous in cairo and p.j. crowley, former state department spokesperson, who is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to be his surrogate father. days later, the man was killed in u.s. drone strike. all of that and more coming u
while the united states sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing nsa spy programs. in a statement released by wikileaks, edward snowden said -- a russian lawyer for snowden said he is set to begin a new life in russia. we will have more on snowden and the latest nsa leaks after headlines with two members of congress were trying to defined the nsa's all collection of phone and data records -- democrat john conyers of michigan and kentucky republican thomas massie. says iraq hasions closed out its deadliest month in more than five years following a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings. in total, the violence killed 1057 iraqis and injured more than 2300 in july. many of the attacks focused on iraq's shiite majority which leads the government. in egypt, supporters of former president mohammed morsi are .aunching new protests today the interimedge by government to gradually clear out morsi supporters who have been occupying cairo squares, protesters said thursday they will remain in place. we will not evacuate the square until mohamed morsi is returned to power and
the nsa's past surveillance capabilities. >> the director of national intelligence james clapper went to the u.s. senate and the senate said, are you collecting data on minds of americans? he said, no. the very first sure he we did show they were collecting -- story we did showed they were collecting data. is ann, hasan rouhani upgraded as arends to president replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> if you want the right response, don't stick with a ran in the language of -- don't speak with a ran. >> we will speak with trita parsi. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attac
by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the companies newspaper division a seen a 44% drop in operating revenue. in addition, he will get another -- a number of other washington post owned businesses. the deal does not include slate.com or foreign-policy magazine, which are own by the parent company that also owns kaplan and will change its name following the sale of the paper. he said management of the washington post newspaper will remain the same, but it
how the nsa had permission to search databases of phone calls of americans. we will speak to senator ron wyden. then we look at the lives of civil rights legend bayard rustin. >> we need a group of angelic troublemakers. ability tos in our make things and workable. the only weapon we have is our body and we need to talk to them in places so that we'll do not turn. month byrs ago this your rustin organized a march on washington. he buys black, gay, and a pacifist. he will be honored with the posthumous medal of freedom. naegle,speak to walter and john d'emilio, author of "lost prophet: the life and times of bayard rustin." all that and more coming up. to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. a u.s. drone strike killed two people in yemen on saturday. the u.s. has now carried out nine drone strikes in two weeks, killing 38 people. it is the most concentrated series of drone strikes in a decade. yemeni official told cnn the number of strikes was actually 12 and nearly a dozen of those killed were believed to be innocent. the united states has reopened 18 of the 19
pwas given asylum in moscow. i expect him to talk about the issue and answer questions on the nsa civilian -- nsa surveillance program, to explain it because there is a growing distrust in the u.s. when it comes to privacy. from what i can speculate -- i think also he will touch n the peace talks between israelis and palestinians. >> in washington with our crystal ball, thank you very much. >> let's not forget that this cooling of relations resulted from russia granting asylum to nsa whistleblower edward snowden. now in a related story, a secure e-mail service thought to be used by snowden has been abruptly closed down. the service, lavabit, appears to have made the decision to shut itself down rather than comply with demand by the government to provide access to customer information. >> the company owner said in a statement, "i have been forced to make a difficult decision -- to become complicit in crimes against the american people or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down lavabit." u.s. president barack obama has spent part of the week huddling to brainsto
-- >> a promise from the nsa -- germany's top intelligence minister says the u.s. has offered adeal great >> could israel a someone's doom peace talks before they begin? >> and the row between britain and spain over gibraltar is heating up. london is sending out warships area -- warships. >> aagreement between the u.s. and germany -- it could be the latest result of edward snowden's revelations about mass surveillance by the nsa. >> today, the man who oversees intelligence in angela merkel's government says washington offered this deal to try to allay german peoples fears that their text and phone calls are being spied spied on by foreign agency. he appeared for the second time in front of a lawmakers committee. >> it has been dominating the headlines just six weeks before national elections in germany. now the government is hoping this new pledge will neutralize the issue. >> the government's chief of staff was grilled for six hours on the nation -- on the nature of german collaborators with foreign intelligence agencies. he has been assured that neither the u.s. or britain rope protection laws.
the country without a specific warrant for a specific suspect. the declassified court order allows the nsa to collect the phone records and e-mail addresses of people inside the u.s. to say what they are saying to foreign terror suspects. the nsa set in 2012 during than 500 phone numbers merited a follow-up investigation. at a hackers convention in las vegas, the head of the nsa called the media reports tantamount to treason. >> if we tell everybody exactly what we are doing, then the adversaries will know how to get through our defenses. >> what did not come up during the hearing, the revelation in the guardian newspaper of yet program which the former in as a contractor edward snowdon claimed would allow the government to see everything in someone's online activities. that may give even more impetus to legislators who are trying to figure out how to curb or even outlawed domestic surveillance in the united states, and certainly raise the specter of more confrontation. in theencing has begun trial of the u.s. was thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. bradley manning has been con
the nsa is searching through the contents of fast troves of e-mail and text communications flowing into and out of the country. an unnamed senior official told the new york times the nsa is not only intercepting the communications of americans who are in touch with foreign targets -- a practice that has been acknowledged publicly -- they are also casting the net far wider to include those who cite information linked to foreign targets. is --mes reports the nsa according to the unnamed official, after the communications are scanned for keywords or other red flags, those that do not raise alarms are deleted. the entire process takes seconds . the practice is touched on in a document leaked by what edward snowden to the guardian about the nsa's powers under the 2008 foreign intelligence surveillance act. the document notes the nsa -- the revelations follow the announcement wednesday the president obama has canceled one-on-one talks with russian president vladimir putin early next month after the country granted temporary asylum to edward snowden. in a statement, the white house cited
at the nsa, faces felony charges after leaking details of vast u.s. government surveillance programs. generalt week, attorney eric holder wrote to moscow, saying that edward snowden would not face the death penalty if he was extradited back to the u.s.. the decision being taken to you him asylum -- several meetings puts give him asylum several meetings between the u.s. and russia in coming months in doubt. summit inf the g 20 st. petersburg -- g-20 summit in st. petersburg. at the state department, they are stressing if any of those occasions wind up being canceled , the u.s. and russia will still have much to talk about. >> we are not going to stop engaging with them on syria, on the way forward, on missile defense, on any of these issues, because one meeting does or does not happen. >> on sunday, edward snowden's father said he would be happy for his son to stay in russia permanently. >> i believe that russthe safest place m wish is coming true, at least for the next 12 months. have killed eight people in an attack targeting teachers and clerics. nigeria believes more attacks by th
next month. voters are angered i the allegations that the nsa targeted the massive spying program and the german government was complicit. the government is fighting back. >> germany's foreign intelligence service, ded, uses its installation in bavaria to survey the world. some of that information is shared with the national security agency from the u.s.. in parliament, a scandal. the social democrats want access. and it is the center-right that says that it was these social democrats who came up with the information sharing all they were in government. >> this agreement is based on a policy decision from the former chancellor and chief of staff. >> under chancellor gerhard schroeder, he was responsible for cord knitting the agencies. today he serves as the chief of a parliamentary group. this is seen as a campaign issue ahead of the general election next month. it cracks -- >> it is total hypocrisy for the spd to be outraged at the cooperation between the nsa and the dd. >> they say that the government is trying to dodge the implications. >> germany is one of the top arms exporte
? >> this will be difficult. there is good transparency in normal wiretapping, but when it comes to the nsa, a very secretive organization, this is going to be a more difficult balance to bring some transparency to that secretive world. was the reason these programs go ahead with the national security argument. -- iffense is that it it you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. >> that has been the assumption but he did say that he assumed that the normal checks and balances were enough, but now he is not so sure about that. inen the nature of secrecy the nsa it is hard to assure that their the -- that these normal checks and balances are in place to protect the american people against unwarranted surveillance. >> you don't sound particularly reassured. >> what he said is correct. he will put the effort into opening this to a panel of experts. to review the checks and balances. beyond that we are not sure if this is going to be enough. >> thank you for joining us. the u.s. and russian affairs chief -- have been meeting despite relations being the lowest and sometime, on matters ranging from syria
appears possible at this point, the nsa surveillance affair does appear to have dented chancellor angela merkel 's credibility among voters, but she still outclasses her main challenger, peer steinbrueck. if germans had to vote today for chancellor, 55% would choose merkel, versus 22%. 17% which is neither. most germans would prefer a grand coalition. steinberg has said such a coalition would have to go ahead without him -- time brewing -- steinbrueck. >> it was one of the most shocking events in south african history, the massacre of 34 miners. >> south africans have been commemorating the anniversary. >> the president backed out of the ceremonies, having lost support of many mineworkers. opponents say the case exposes his failure to tackle south africa's problems. >> gathering at the rocky outcrop to remember the men who were gunned down more than a year ago. the miners said they would continue their struggle. >> we need to make sure that there is no blood that is going to be shut again. >> the massacre was south africa's deadliest labor incident since the end of apartheid. the governm
the u.s. nor britain broke german data law. >> according to the n.s.a. and british intelligence agencies, german laws have been observed. the rights of our citizens in germany are being safeguarded. >> both the n.s.a. and british intelligence agencies assured him in writing that their activities had not been irregular. but in the wake of the programs revealed by edward snowden many remained skeptical, none more so than germany's opposition. >> there is no agreement which forbids the americans from using the prism program or instruments to monitor german communications. >> the government considers the affair closed but with the german election race heating up, the subject looks set to stay in the headlines. >> on monday rail passengers at a station faced cancellations as a result of ongoing organizational chaos. more than 40% of services were hit, severely disrupting the morn commute. half of the station's dispatchers are on vacation or sick. the rail operator has faced massive criticism for its handling of the crisis. >> it's not a question of personnel, it's a question of management. th
intelligence james clapper will head a government review of nsa spying. president obama announced an independent review of the nsa's operations on friday, but then suggested clapper would be in namee three at clapper's immediately sparked outrage following accusations he lied to congress about nsa surveillance earlier this year. a national security council spokesperson says the white house, not clapper, will choose the review panel's members. ihe military contractor cac international is seeking legal cross from four iraqi prisoners who unsuccessfully sued the company for the portrait abu ghraib. in iraqi farmer alleges he was caged, beaten, threatened with dogs and given electric shocks to wring more than four years in u.s. detention. but a federal judge dismissed the case in june, citing the recent supreme court decision to restrict lawsuits under the alien tort statute against corporations for abuses on foreign soil. based on that ruling, the website, dreams reports that caci has filed a lawsuit demanding the four iraqis hand over $15,000 to cover the firm's legal fees. the top
nothing has been done wrong. >> it has worked with the nsa and that is completely inappropriate. >> some are calling with a -- for a special parliamentary commission. >> we get the feeling the intelligence agencies only tell us what they absolutely have to instead of what they really should be telling us. >> there will be plenty to discuss when the control committee meets next monday. the german agencies will face questions about the extent of their cooperation. >> other stories making news around the world. japan's aggression in the nuclear power plant is likely discharging radioactive they have a barrier designed to contain it and it threatens to seek into a nearby bay. >> protesters are demanding morsi's reinstatement as president in egypt. >> allies of the prime minister have held talks, concerned that the future of the current prime minister and supporters have been threatening to withdraw from the coalition after the media magnate was sentenced for tax fraud. >> there is a great concern when there is a violation of food safety. >> several countries have banned a formula by a giant,
that passes mostly was ahe nsa, there capability of getting intercepted and the fact that his message to the world last his no. 2 and basically told him to prepare for attacks on sunday. it is a confluence of events to tell thethe u.s. citizens to leave fast. >> of britain has also told its staff from the embassy as well as the u.s.. tell us more about what they were afraid of, exactly. why yemen? >> yemen is the place where al qaeda is the strongest, if you have seen them in the past few years. western interests and western amelands, the issue of having weak state is also part -- also problematic. the u.s. has taken an active role in using drone strike. the are hammering down on al qaeda leadership withdrawn strikes. expected offour qaeda members were killed in the last 24 hours. are these drums the answer to stopping the threat from al qaeda? >> for the time being that is than having, other intel that could be used on the ground to arrest those people. the yemeni government has released yesterday their top 25 most wanted people to come with information, so we are back to the stone a
, that this program has provided any actual unique value for the american people. opposition mounts to the nsa's mass collection of the phone records of millions of americans, the guardian reveals the existence of another secret program, xkeyscore, the
by the new agreement. u.s. president, barack obama, went on the offensive in the nsa scandals. >> we can and must be transparent. muchve to make public as information about these programs as possible. given the history of abuse by governments, it is right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives. >> he announced a review of u.s. surveillance programs and that he would appoint an independent commission to evaluate data collection how. earlier two internet firms said they would cease custom data gathering. one was reportedly in the region used by edward snowden to send in printed messages. he said the debate would have taken place without revelation, but he repeated the call for him to return to the u.s. to face the espionage charges. >> queen elizabeth begins her summer holiday in scotland on friday. her husband is expected to join her on monday. the newest member of the royal family, prince george,
, did the united states national security agency, the nsa, by the help of internet companies for surveillance programs? newspaper claims to have documents showing the to websiteslions like facebook and google, though they have denied all knowledge prism. yahoo admits receiving money for compulsory called a process imposed by the government. at first it was bill gates, itadays steve ballmer -- now is steve ballmer -- the tiddly woman credited with transforming -- the two man credited with have re-ing microsoft signed. thecompany has long faced decision for for failing to identity rapid changes in the i.t. world and now the search is on for a new boss. >> steve ballmer is most at home selling his product and performing in front of an audience. his enthusiasm is legendary. >> it really is an exciting, exciting day. >> steve ballmer was hand-picked by bill gates to bring commercial savvy to a company where being called a nerd was a complement. wingate stepped down, steve ballmer took over the operation, but -- when bill gates stepped down, steve homer took over the entire -- stev
a month ago. >> given the amount of information the nsa gathers on us, hard to believe that he did the know. what happened, the president was down there lauding a company that he said would reduce the middle-class, $11 an hour on average, they do not meet the living wage, they have tax avoidance. breakare going to go to off and then come back. we are speaking to dennis johnson of melville house. it at the college is also with us. now!is democracy we will be back in a minute. ♪ [music break] >> "it says here" by billy bragg. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. we are having a roundtable discussion of that jeff bezos purchasing the washington post. dennis johnson is with us from of the house. mac mcclelland is also with us. read an article about jeff bezos written by someone from the columbia school of journalism. she wrote -- interesting questions, and jeff cohen. >> these are all good questions. the one thing that is missing is the discretion of the hallowed journalistic traditions of the washington post. any media consumer who has been looking at
nsa intercepts, domestic wiretaps, and informants to help dea agents launch criminal investigations of americans. instructedare then to re-create the investigative trail in order to conceal the origins of the evidence area reuters is reporting the dea has also provided classified intelligence obtained by the nsa and other sources to the internal revenue service to help in their investigations of americans. like at the dea, irs agents are then instructed to cover up how they obtained the tips. pakistan, u.s. state department has ordered most personnel to leave the consulate in lahore because of a threat to the mission. gunman in the pakistani city of of aa fired on the vehicle politician driving past worshipers leaving a mosque, killing nine people and wounding 27. attack came one day after suicide bombing attack in the same city killed three people at a policeman's funeral. three u.s. drone strikes killed at least 12 people in yemen on thursday. the united states has not carried out at least a drone strikes in yemen since july 27, killing 34 people, according to the associated press
questions over edward snowden's revelation that nsa spying has expanded to all of latin america with brazil its biggest target. >> i have asked the people of on theto stay focused important realities of our the bilateral relations between our country which continue to grow stronger and stronger. brazil and other countries will understand exactly what we're doing, why and how, and we will work together to make sure that whatever is done is done in a way that respects our friends and our partners. and that is what we are going to achieve. >> brazil continues to demand an explanation from the white house on the spying. on tuesday, the foreign minister said the spying threatens to cast a shadow of distrust over u.s.-brazil relations. the oil giant bp has filed a lawsuit along the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill. the environmental protection agency imposed the ban master, citing bp's lack of business integrity. in its lawsuit, bp says the ban amounts to abuse. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. news in to breakin
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